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India has easy access to readily deployable Talents

Anand Prahlad
Managing Director India Operations-McAfee
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Anand Prahlad
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, McAfee, (NYSE: MFE) a subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is the world's largest security technology company with a market cap of $7.39 billion. Founded in 1987 as McAfee Associates, the firm continues to provide security software and applications today.

Momentum within cloud and mobile

The public and the private clouds have gained momentum over the past few years and are becoming increasingly relevant. The virtual machines are being noticed in never-before seen numbers which are now being put to use. The Cloud equates to massive virtualization. There are methods being deployed to protect virtual machines which enable effective usage of the same. The other area for growth for McAfee is mobiles, especially with Android. Android is the number one target for malware authors and there are huge activities and the organization is prepared to tackle this area with upgraded solutions.

The third opportunity of embedded systems is important especially in the context of our partnership with Intel. Android also plays in the embedded market.

With regards to the threats faced, there are increasingly sophisticated and organized attacks like Skywalker and Flame which are capable of well orchestrated attacks on massive industrial systems. The attacks are getting cleverer at exploiting vulnerabilities; keep themselves hidden from anti-malware systems. The goal of hackers is not to cause damage but to steal sensitive data. The entities could be stealing bits and pieces of an organization for a very long period of time, without being detected. By the time the threat is detected, a lot of information is already lost.

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